Today is the final day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for 2018 in Canada. As I sat pondering my past this morning, some words came to mind that I wrote back in 2003. I was in the thick of my battle with binge/purge type anorexia, and during this season of my life things were … Continue reading Keep Walking.
I’ll never forget that moment. The details surrounding it may be hazy, but the question will be burned in my memory forever. It was the first time anyone had ever confronted me about the eating disorder that I had been hiding for well over a year...
One year ago yesterday I embarked on a new journey to become Braver Than Before. In the past year I have taken leaps and bounds in my battle against fear and anxiety, and have grown in so many ways that it is impossible to even identify them all! I am so grateful for all that … Continue reading Braver Than Before: One Year Later
It’s been a tough week. Suddenly, out of no where, on Tuesday Avra just decided she was absolutely disinterested in napping. Not only that, but she also decided that it was going to be unacceptable for her to be in any other position than in mommy’s arms. All day. Constantly hungry and overly fussy, I … Continue reading Refusing to Refuse
From the moment I got pregnant, I had no end of experienced moms sharing all kinds of helpful information with me. One of the more intriguing tidbits I heard about repeatedly was that when it came time to give birth, the hospital would provide me with some disposable underwear that would simultaneously be the most … Continue reading New Year, New U …nderwear
Today is my due date! And while I’d really rather be in the hospital giving birth at this moment, I am perfectly content with where things are at. I have come a long way over the past nine months, and today I can honestly say that I am at peace. I trust God’s timing. I … Continue reading Ready.
Today is a significant day. Today is the 10-year anniversary of my final recovery from binge-purge type anorexia. I’ve been thinking about this day all year long—conceptualizing the brilliant blog I would put out to commemorate it and imagining the sense of triumph I would feel as I celebrate the victory. I’ve thought about how … Continue reading Celebrating Life Today
I am quickly approaching the day I will celebrate my ten year anniversary of “life after an eating disorder”. After a seven-year battle with binge-purge type anorexia, on December 6th, 2007, I decided once and for all to put my faith in something bigger than myself and to allow the transforming power of God to … Continue reading A Recovered Anorexic’s Guide to Pregnancy
I’m so thankful that I took the time to consider a slight course correction last week. Since then, things have been going really well, and I am feeling encouraged. I made an appointment with my psychologist for this week, and here I am now fulfilling the “write another blog within the next seven days” goal … Continue reading A Feast of Goodness
I feel like my life has fallen into a bit of a rut again lately. But it’s strange…. it’s a different kind of rut than usual. Overall I feel like I’ve been doing fairly well. Sure, life has been busy, but that hasn’t been a cause of stress. In regards to my work, I’ve been … Continue reading Course Correction